Sexual Health

You wouldn’t have toast without vegemite.

So why would you have casual sex without a condom?

*whatever kind of sex you’re having, condoms can be used on sex accessories, as an oral dam and /or on a penis or as stress relief

Click HERE to order 144 free condoms for your service from Play Safe Pro or find

your nearest free condoms in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven from Caddyshack Project.


Want an update on Sexual and Reproductive health? Why not book a free SHOE session!

A Sexual Health Outreach Education Session (SHOE) is designed to be a 30 minute update, helping staff to increase their

knowledge and skills around the topics of sexual and reproductive health.

Naomi Viret
Kaitlyn Middleton

 

Health Education Officers from Caddyshack Project will deliver the session either face to face or via Zoom.

SHOE sessions can include;

  • Overview of current sexual health services and projects across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions
  • Free training, resources and projects your service can be involved in
  • Increase capacity and reduce stigma
  • Find out about different STI’s  and contraception

We can also tailor a session to your service’s needs, please contact us to discuss any current issues or trends your service would like more information and support with.

To find out more or book a session contact:


Dolly Doctor answers the Top Ten

Registrations are now open for ‘Dolly Doctor answers the Top Ten’ webinar.

Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 10.00am for 60 minutes

Associate Professor Melissa Kang, also known as Dolly Doctor will answer the top ten most Google searched questions on sexual health. Melissa’s career has been devoted to the health and health care of adolescents and young adults. She is an academic, a clinician, and an advocate. Melissa’s research has taken a population health approach, with major projects exploring access to health care, health system navigation, young people’s sexuality and sexual health (particularly sexually transmitted infections).

We are thrilled to host Melissa who will be Zooming in with us for this webinar.

Register here or cut & paste the URL https://www.stickytickets.com.au/DTAWY



Youth Educating Peers

In late 2020 Youth Educating Peers (YEP) launched an open online survey for young people aged 12-25. This was advertised via a sponsored add on Facebook, and via YEP’s other social media pages on Instagram and TikTok. Promotional emails were sent to the youth sector. YEP’s Youth Reference Group was supported to complete the survey and the YRG was encouraged to promote the survey. Key findings of the 2020 YEP Youth Survey here or https://theyepproject.org.au/blog/2020yepsurveyfindings/


The International Student Health Hub includes questions you may have on Contraception & Pregnancy linking to accurate & reliable websites.

Find out more about contraception, pregnancy, abortion, caring for your breasts, cervical screening, cost & who to talk to.

www.internationalstudents.health.nsw.gov.au/contraception-pregancy/

Please share this months featured page to your network.

Want to know more about the Hub? Email us:

Maddison.Stratten@health.nsw.gov.au & Anju.Devkota@health.nsw.gov.au

On behalf of the Hub Advisory Group:

  • Belinda Meggitt
  • Helen Rogers
  • Limin Mao
  • Jennifer Farinella
  • Marty Janssen
  • Nusrat Jahan

Out of Home Care

The Out Of Home Care (OOHC) PlaySafe Program, is just one of many, that work towards improving sexual health outcomes for young people across NSW guided by the work of the State wide Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs Unit (STIPU).

Due to a likelihood of past trauma experiences, possible disrupted educational experiences and therefore less knowledge around sexual health and relationships, sexual Health needs should be considered through a trauma informed lens when

working with young people in the OOHC sector.

For these reasons, and to assist carers in increasing their knowledge around sexual health and their confidence in having these conversations with young people, a trauma informed training package was developed. The free online training module “Because you care: Fostering conversations about sexual and reproductive health” is now available at PlaySafe Pro.

Whilst targeted towards foster carers, the training is relevant to anyone interested in starting conversations around sexual and reproductive health, particularly with young people who may have had experiences of trauma.

The training takes approximately 90mins to complete and is made up of 3 modules which are self-paced and can be completed all together, or separately.

Topics covered include:

  • Sexually Transmissible Infections
  • Trauma informed care
  • Contraception
  • Conversation starters

At the completion of the 3 modules, participants receive a certificate of participation.


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